Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
house correspondent chuck todd. thanks for joining us tonight. this was a hot pressure cooker press conference and you were in the middle. let's talk about the president's tactic. it looks like he's got one. here he is sticking out his message of defending the middle class today, sticking to it. he practically dared the republicans to hold tax cuts for the middle class hostage. he went back to that word hostage. let's take a look. >> the other option is to pass a law right now that would prevent any tax hike whatsoever on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. i hope republicans in the house come on board, too. we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. the most important step we can take right now, i think the foundation for a deal that helps the economy, creates jobs, gives consumersty, which means gives consumers confidence they'll have consumers during the holiday season if we right away say 98% of americans aren't going to see their taxes go up. >> i thought that was pretty well crafted as a tactic. i don't know if it's a strategy.
Nov 13, 2012 2:00pm PST
deeper, that fact into this plot tonight. joining us right now is "washington post" reporter sauer ri horowitz, and david woods senior military correspondent for "the huffington post." give me a sense, i don't want people to get lost before we start, let me take may own shot at this, how the whole thing is put together. let's watch. the messy and complex web begins with david petraeus. in 2006 petraeus meets paula broadwell, a west point graduate and doctoral student after giving a speech at harvard. fast forward to may of this year. another woman, jill kelley, a friend of petraeus and his wife, begins receiving harassing e-mails. she asks a friend at the fbi to help launch an investigation. the e-mails it is eventually discovered are being sent by broadwell. the fbi also discovers that broadwell and petraeus have been having an affair. meanwhile, the fbi agent who kelley approached gross frustrated after he's kept off the case. his supervisors reportedly are concerned that he has, quote, grown obsessed with the matter. it's also uncovered that he has sent shirtless photos of himself
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
i remember how angry many of us was, i certainly was, when we felt george bush fairly won the election in 2000. we never talked about seceding. we talked about continuing to participate, marching and then voting, and turning it around. you can't be a patriot if you feel you are when you win. patriots stay with the country. win, lose, even if you lose unfairly. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> night of the generals. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews up in boston. let me start with this petraeus sex story. sex, sex, sex, that's what it's about. the testy, seamy search for something wild in the button down world of spies, spooks, whatever they call themselves these days, and the shined boots and chest medals of the combat elite. a general has an affair with a young reporter. that young reporter spies some competition, tells her to bug off. meanwhi meanwhile, that competition becomes the target of tens of thousands of e-mails from yet another general. what a soap opera. but guess what? one of the generals, actuall